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Poster: leftwinger57 Date: Feb 5, 2011 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dick Latvala (part 1)

It's gratifying to me after reading this enormous post that he to said there was some very bad shows and some awful music played. Sure w/ an amount of product like they have some of it is bound to be bad, and like I've said before, it sometimes was very bad.It's a shame on my part that the good shows I had such a great time I don't remember them but the ones that truely stick out were horrible and I even left before the 2nd set knowing that this particular night it could not possibibly get any better.To repeat I've been to at least 28 formal DEAD shows not counting all the periferal bands which again either puts me as a glutten for punishment or I knew there was magic but it had to be on a certain night. Still as a paid professional band where the odds to me were70-30 to a good to great show are not good odds at all.Again for my own history w/ them it starts at the Fillmore East> moving to S.F. IN 73seeing closing of Winterland,multiple New Years shows, Winterland,SpartanStadium,Berkley Greek Th, Oakland,Sacremento,3nights at the Warfield,The Orphium
than moving back east to the Spectrum, ByrneArena, The Garden, and I almost forgot the sound test that they charged $2.50 to break out the wall of sound at the Cow Palace,.I know I'm not like you guys w/ set list and wow that suite was nice and Phil thundered but I shure do like to get my money's worth, and most of the time they were the best bargin in entertainment until Sprigsteen came around.